Three Socceroos stars have today paid tribute to Southern’s founding chairman, the late Les Murray AM
Socceroos Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill and Mark Milligan have paid tribute to Hungarian-Australian football icon and SBS commentator Les Murray ahead of the team’s clash with Hungary.
Milligan said it was appropriate to honour the contribution made by Murray.
“Just thinking back to my first memories of Les Murray back when I was a child, watching him commentate on the Olyroos back then on soccer Sundays, I thought it was appropriate that we recognise him as we are here in his home country,” Milligan said.
The relentless advocate for Australian football died after a long illness at the age of 71 in July 2017.
Since 1980, Murray played a key role in developing and advocating for the game in Australia, leading the World Cup coverage on SBS for several decades.
He also became affectionately known as Mr Football for his tireless promotion of football as a game that could be embraced by Australia’s sporting mainstream.